At what point does exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in Soham and do I need to attend the solicitors branch?
If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Soham you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the firms we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the sale agreement is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the firm to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Soham)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
A relative advised me that in buying a property in Soham there could be various restrictions prohibiting external alterations to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of anumerous of properties in Soham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Soham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
When it comes to lenders such as HSBC, do Soham conveyancers face a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We expect to receive a AIP from Clydesdale this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Clydesdale recommend any Soham solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Soham solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Clydesdale through the process.
How does conveyancing in Soham differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Soham come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because new home sellers in Soham tend to purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Soham or who has acted in the same development.
How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Soham and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to commercial leaseholders, granting the dueness to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in Soham
I am 17 days into a freehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the estate agent to carry out the conveyancing in Soham. I am am extremely frustrated with the level of service. Can you help me find new conveyancers?
A conveyancer would need to be really poor in order to consider replacing them. Has the loan offer been generated? In the event that it has you will need to make them aware of the new contact details and have the offer are re-issued. Your new conveyancer should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid added fees and delays. So that should be your starting point. The search tool should assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Soham